Sporting Digest: Tennis

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SALEM OPEN MEN'S TOURNAMENT (Osaka, Japan): First round: M Chang (US) bt J Renzenbrink (Ger) 6-1 6-0; B Gilbert (US) bt R Tsujino (Japan) 7-5 6-7 6-2; J Tarango (US) bt Y Yamamoto (Japan) 6-1 6-4; G Raoux (Fr) bt A Jarryd (Swe) 7-6 7-6; A Krickstein (US) bt D Cahill (Aus) 6-1 6-2; P Sampras (US) bt S Simian (Fr) 7-5 6-3; H Holm (Swe) bt S Matsuoka (Japan) 6-7 6-4 7-5; R Weiss (US) bt B Becker (Ger) 4-6 6-3 6-4; A Agassi (US) bt D Flach (US) 6-1 7-5; I Lendl (US) bt T Shimada (Japan) 6-2 6-1.

SOUTH AFRICAN MEN'S OPEN (Sun City) First round: K Kucera (Slovak) bt R Koenig (SA) 3-6 7-6 6-2; W Ferreira (SA) bt N Kulti (Swe) 6-1 7-5; M Ondruska (SA) bt M Rosset (Swit) 6-7 6-3 7-6; M Zoecke (Ger) bt G Stafford (SA) 6-3 6-4; B Black (Zim) bt K Ullyett (SA) 7-6 6-4; J Hlasek (Swit) bt R Burtscher (Aut) 6-3 7-6.

ESTORIL MEN'S OPEN (Lisbon) First round: A Berasategui (Sp) bt J F Altur (Sp) 6-1 6-4; S Dosedel (Cz Rep) bt N Marques (Por) 6-2 7-6; J Sanchez (Sp) bt G Schaller (Aut) 6-3 6-1; A Medvedev (Ukr) bt J Cunha Silva (Por) 6-3 7-5; M Goellner (Ger) bt Y El Aynaoui (Mor) 6-4 6-2; E Couto (Por) bt D Rikl (Cz Rep) 7-5 6-1; S Bruguera (Sp) bt R Agenor (Haiti) 6-4 6-4.

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT (Hilton Head, South Carolina) First round: A Coetzer (SA) bt K Kschwendt (Ger) 6-4 6-2; E Zardo (Swit) bt L McNeil (US) 7-6 1-6 6-4; B Schultz (Neth) bt R Zrubakova (Slovak) 6-2 6-2; C Kuhlman (US) bt C Rubin (US) 6-1 6-4; L Meskhi (Georgia) bt I Spirlea (Rom) 6-2 6-2; G Helgeson (US) bt L Garrone (It) 6-1 6-4; B Rittner (Ger) bt L Courtois (Bel) 6-3 6-2; I Gorrochategui (Arg) bt M Paz (Arg) 6-1 6-3; L Raymond (US) bt N Van Lottum (Fr) 6-1 6-4.; J Watanabe (US) bt P Tarabini (Arg) 6-1 6-2; M Bollegraf (Neth) bt C Singer (Ger) 3-6 7-6 6-4; S Cecchini (It) bt P Ritter (Aut) 6-4 7-5; M Babel (Ger) bt G Fernandez (US) 6-0 6-0; S Stafford (US) bt S Dopfer (Aut) 6-1 6-4; T Austin (US) bt M J Gaidano (Arg) 6-1 6-7 6- 3; S Hack (Ger) bt E Makarova (Rus) 6-1 7-5. Second round: A Sanchez Vicario (Sp) bt K Boogert (Neth) 6-1 6-1; C Martinez (Sp) bt J Kruger (US) 6-3 4-6 7-5.

VAUXHALL PREMIER LEAGUE TROPHY (Royal Berkshire Club, Bracknell): Semi- finals: Matchpoint Bramhall 2 bt David Lloyd Raynes Park 1 (A Foster lost to J Bates 0-6 2-6; J Fox bt C Bailey 3-6 6-3 7-5; Foster and Fox bt Bates and Bailey 6-3 7-6 (7-4). Royal Berkshire A 2 bt Puma Sunderland A 0 (C Wilkinson bt J Baily 6-2 6-1; D Sapsford bt N Fulwood 4-6 6-3 6-2).

VAUXHALL INDOOR TROPHY Men's semi- finals: Puma Sunderland B 2 bt Royal Berkshire B 1; Match Point Southampton 2 bt Clearview Brentwood 0.

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